Policy, Policing and Protection Conference 2015

Policy, Policing and Protection Conference

2nd March 2015, 9.30 registrations – 4.30pm close

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PH     http://www.mercuremanchester.co.uk/contact.html

We are approaching a general election and only one of the three main parties has come out in favour of a policy which is founded on evidence.  Labour are flirting with the Swedish Model which has been widely criticised by academics, sex workers and human rights activists.  For sex workers and services supporting sex workers the outcome of this debate (criminalisation vs decriminalisation) is life-changing.

This event will bring together the expert practitioners and academics in the field as well as sex workers and activists to discuss the different legal frameworks and how they impact on both sex worker rights and safety, policing and the delivery of services supporting sex workers.


  • ACC Chris Armitt, Merseyside Police, National Police Lead for Prostitution
  • Dr Jay Levy – Looking at ‘The Swedish Model’
  • Andrew Boff AM, Leader of the London Assembly Conservative Group, author of "Silence on Violence"
  • Kim Doyle, Lime Culture (Director of Training), former CPS Lawyer - "The impact of 'criminal' status on victims of sexual violence"
  • Laura Lee, Sex Worker and Activist - "What criminalisation would mean for sex workers"
  • Alex Feis-Bryce, National Ugly Mugs
  • Charlotte Rose, Sex worker and campaigner - "The encroachment of the state on the human body."
  • Teela Sanders, Leeds University - launching the findings of a new research project on working conditions and job satisfaction in sex work.
  • Belinda Brooks-Gordon, Birkbeck University - "Framing the debate, the shadow economy, human rights, and the political horizon"
  • Rosie Campbell OBE, Genesis Leeds - "The impact of changing policing priorities on sex workers in Leeds."


Organisations (inc Police)             £85 per person (+ booking fee)

UKNSWP Organisations                £60 per person (+ booking fee)

Individuals/Students                      £25 per person (+ booking fee)




'Fighting stigma, saving lives'


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